Keeping energy: green projects on the basis of “sprouts” yielding results.

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Air force continues in green revolution and opened several ventures in the base “sprouts”. The base, which is one of the largest in the force, wrote recently, significant savings in power consumption and energy saving water, economic and systemic “

תאריך: 03/03/2014, 16:19    
מחבר: שני פומס, אתר חיל-האוויר

Air Force bases other than trying to adopt the principles of the Green Revolution through diverse projects to conserve resources. No marked trend also based on sprouts, and so far they have managed to achieve savings of 9% per year in power consumption. “These
Significant numbers because the root sprouts grow its infrastructure and energy-intensive.
In fact, this target was set higher than power savings and our goal
Is to protect it, “says Maj. Roy lubinski, flight commander in charge of the field systems
Energy savings at the base.

In addition to the significant savings in power consumption, the South also recorded savings of 14% of water consumption. These data were achieved thanks to several green projects taking place in a long time, the Negev Foundation: some simple yet smart entrepreneurs and
Some complex and witty. For example, in base an automatically closing hour of air conditioning on base units and squadrons in order to conserve power, while soldiers and officers quarters are “washing” to reduce water consumption. Each
The projects are important in terms of protecting the environment but also an economic advantage. “Eventually, everybody wins,” explains major lubinski. “There are also energy savings, extending the life of the underlying systems and save money. The money we save is coming to the base.

Despite impressive achievements, sprouts don’t rest on our laurels: continuously.
Base personnel on other projects, including a reversing, to provide hot water to the base. “These pumps reduce the use of diesel fuel to heat the water and thus reduced the pollution,” he added.

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Translated from Hebrew